National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)

Updates on the transition of the FE exam to CBT

NCEES is scheduled to complete the transition of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam to computer-based testing (CBT) on January 1, 2014. October 2013 will be the last administration of the FE exam in pencil-and-paper format.

A content review has been completed for the FE exam, which resulted in new specifications. The exam will now be discipline-specific, with no common breadth morning portion. The overall computer-based FE exam specifications can be found here

New individual discipline specifications can be found at:

The transition to CBT involves significant changes to the format of the exams and the procedures for administering them, including the following:

For more information on the conversion of the FE exam to CBT, please visit